I am starting to realize

my anxiety is strong.

Every little thing I do

now appears to be done wrong.


The bells at school make me jump,

hyperventilate, panic.

The work I have left to do

this semester makes me sick.


I bite my fingers until

until they hurt or they bleed.

I can’t take a compliment

no matter what is the deed.


I can’t sleep through the whole night.

I am afraid to be late.

Nothing makes me more anxious

than those eight hours I wait.


Overthink situations

and I jump to conclusions.

I make accusations that

lead to people’s confusion.


I need to calm myself down.

What is happening inside?

I can’t stop losing my mind,

heaven knows that I have tried.